Social media users in Morocco expressed fury after a video emerged of a woman with large bruises on her body who described being beaten by her husband.
The woman's eyes appeared heavily swollen and she had deep purple bruises on her thigh and torso, as seen in a video posted on Facebook on July 7. It has since been viewed nearly 850,000 times.
The woman said her husband attacked her after she questioned his late return home. "I asked him, 'Why are you coming home late?' He answered, 'Why does it matter to you?' And he beat me," she explained in the video, filmed by a passer-by.
What was the response from the authorities?
The woman said she went to the police but was rebuffed. "They didn't even let me in," she said. "My husband also took the children from me."